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Sep 10, 2018

Trials Over Census Citizenship Question Fast Approaching

North Carolina is fighting subpoenas sent by Trump’s Justice Department seeking millions of voting records from the state — including the ballots cast — for an ICE noncitizen voting investigation. Even after the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Eastern North Carolina extended the deadline for the state to turn over the records from this month — which would have disrupted election preparation plans — to January 2019, North Carolina’s Board Of Elections says the subpoenas are still too broad and the state attorney general is requesting that they be withdrawn. House Democrats are asking the inspectors general at the DHS and DOJ to investigate the subpoenas. Trials for the lawsuits against the Trump administration over the addition of a citizenship question to 2020 the Census are fast approaching, with cases in California and Maryland set to go to trial in January, and the case in New York potentially going to trial even sooner. The pre-trial litigation has included fights over depositions, and…

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